North Carolina: prosecutor boozing it up on taxpayer-paid for frolic at the beach charged with DWI on a bike!

From Hickory Record:
SUNSET BEACH — Catawba County district attorney Eric Bellas was placed on administrative leave after being charged with driving while impaired Monday night.
While at Sunset Beach Bellas, 45, and was charged with DWI by the Sunset Beach Police Department after a bicycling accident.
When the police charged Bellas with driving while impaired, he refused an alcohol test, said Lisa Massey, chief of the Sunset Beach Police Department. However, no blood was drawn to get his blood-alcohol level.
“It was the officer’s opinion,” Massey said when asked about the evidence to charge Bellas with DWI….MORE